Originally Posted by Mike B
You may want to check if the product you are getting is pure toluene (if this is available anywhere or just a toluene based thinner. The later is regularly used to remove old glue prior to making tube repairs in small areas - I would agree that it probably makes quite a good tube cleaner too but I would have thought that the exposure level if doing a whole boat would certainly concern me.
I have previously used MEK for cleaning a small part of the tube (NB they are hypatex tubes not hypalon) which had been particularly badly marked but again it is nasty stuff and wouldn't want to be around it for long !
Hi Mike thanks for the detailed info. I have already communicated with SA and this is a toluene based thinner. It was used (as you said) in the factory to clean glue stains but it was also discovered that it cleans glass fibre too and also markings on tubes and many other stains and is cheap, cheap.
Is not for everyday use but when you want to clean say something that other cleaners can't, they use this one.
I had tested this products on PVC cloths while I was in SA and it cleans them 100+100%. However, after you wipe it off it takes the silky feeling off the PVC. However, if you rub that area with some silicone or vaseline becomes ok again. But as I said you don't do this every day but when is upsolutely necessary.
Although JK's comments (from Google) were correct I have been advised too (as you have pointed out Mike) that these effects only apply to pure Toluene and not to the product that I have ordered.
This product should be used in well ventilated areas a(i.e. in the open will be best I think) and one should ware protective gloves (if so wish).
Richard & Red Fox although I can see that you mean well, I am affraid that (like all others except Mike
) you have jumped in to the wrong conclusions. I don't think that any one has dies yet at least from the people that use on every day basis
Mike MANY thanks again